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14 Mar 2003

Blood test result
Male track athlete, 45 years old, experienced severe back spasms. Blood test from oncology lab highlighted a CK'S of 1445 with the normal limits of 15-195. Resting pulse increased from 36 to 48. What is the function of the CK ensyme visa vie health/contnued exercise? Is there a correlation between a high CK count and the spasms? Presently resting past 10 days - will this help? How long before resuming training? How long before next blood test should be taken? In the event that the high CK count is attributed to a viral infection, what would be the course of action? (Physio has released spasms almost 90% full mobility/flexibility in back muscle groups).
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Chris, an increased CK (creatine kinase) is a sign of muscle damage. It does not say what the cause of the muscle damage is, just that it was damaged. You can start exercising again as soon as the levels have returned to normal. Good luck.
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